Originally Posted by Redcarmoose
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That's one hell of a list. To play devil's advocate, long lists can be overwhealming. What might be helpful for someone new would be something like: If you were going to recommend a handful of albums to buy, what are your 5 or 10 or even 20 most essential "desert island" albums? But, I don't know?
The original post indcated "Mark" wanted to compile a demo list for auditioning HP's. I will say this, when I go to meet and want some Audiophile metal, I might typcially bring:
Opeth-Blackwater Park or Ghost Reveries-GR is my personal favorite
Some representation of BM: Agalloch, Immortal or Marduk, DSO, Blut Aus Nord, WITR, etc. Something genre shifting...post blah, blah, blah
I like Melodic DM for a meet because it covers a few bases-Amon Amarth and Dark Tranquility or no brainers for me
I like post metal-I like Isis, Pelican, last year's Russian Circles is really good-not quite metal
mabye something symphonic w/ female vocals-Therion, Nightwish, The Gathering, etc.
Kreator's Phantom Antichrist (most recent release)
Flame me-but I find Deftones recent albums well recorded-also covers "rock" for auditioning.
Some kind of Doom to listen to something w/ some heavy bass-YOB, Electric Wizard, Palebearer, or maybe whatever was released recently that I like
Steven Wilson-Raven Sang.... (not metal, but close enough for me-also good for general rock genres)
I probably wouldn't bring Metalica or Slayer-but for someone that wanted to bring something beloved and familiar, MOP, RTL and Reign in Blood
For a meet situation, I find less is more. Just something from a few favorite genres that represent the style well. And, something you know really well.
The Kreator album is all I need to represent well recorded modern thrash, one Opeth and one Tool album is all I need to rep prog. Heck, Opeth is cool becuase you can listen to such a vairety of styles in one song! I like bang for buck and even if you don't really like Opeth, one song can cover well recorded extreme vocals, and all manners of prog....accoustic guitar, etc. I could also see bringing something like DEP.
Also for a meet, if you listen to a lot of poorly recorded metal, you might want to bring something you love-some fingers on the blackboard sounding BM-Bathory or whatever-to hear how it sounds on a $ system you are thinking/dreaming about...
But, to audition-it's silly to bring thousands of songs IMO
Sorry if I got off topic, but that's the direction I think Mark may have been going-a handful of albums to demo that represent quality metal. And we each would probably bring different stuff. For whatever reason, I rarely audition w/ 80's classic metal....
Final note-these are not necesarily albums I listen to all the time, not the heaviest certainly or what I would chose to listen to today, but albums I know well and I feel are good for auditioning purposes and cover a lot of bases.
Edited by markm1 - 5/2/14 at 6:23am